Tag: COVID-19

Chile reports more than 7,000 virus deaths under new counting method

Chile nearly doubled its coronavirus death toll Saturday to more than 7,000 under a new tallying method that...

Nigeria records 661 new COVID-19 cases, total number now 19,808

Nigeria recorded 667 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 19,808....

Onitiri seeks EFCC probe of Lagos Assembly

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been urged to interrogate the financial misappropriation crisis rocking Lagos...

Bauchi approves N653m for agriculture supply

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said not less than N653m has been approved for the State Agriculture...

Ogun decries high rate of pregnancy among school girls amid COVID-19

Ogun State government yesterday decried the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy among school girls following the shutdown of...

Beijing locks areas down as new virus outbreak gathers pace

China’s capital city raced Monday to control a fresh coronavirus outbreak, with 79 cases linked to a single...

How to retool Nigeria for effective COVID-19 fight, by experts

Experts, under the aegis of the Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank, have made recommendations on how to enthrone...

Illegal gold mining rips Nigeria off forex revenue

• Nation’s gold dominates Dubai market -NMGS• How illegal mining paralyses agricultural activities• Chinese engaging in illicit price...

Delta attributes surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases to increased testing

• Insists 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew still in force• Seals up bars for disregard to directives...

Abia governor Okezie Ikpeazu tests positive for COVID-19

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the fourth governor to test positive...

Software Alliance seeks support for remote economy post-COVID-19

Business Software Alliance (BSA) has recommended ways in which governments across the globe can support the remote economy...

COVID-19 death toll rises to 19 in Katsina State

Attacks won’t deter onslaught against bandits, says SSG Death toll arising from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) complications in Katsina...

How hot temperatures slow coronavirus transmission, by study

• WHO harps on health essential services amid pandemic Scientists have confirmed that warmer temperatures moderately slow the...

Bauchi deputy governor tests positive for COVID-19

Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela has tested positive for Covid-19, the media aide to the state...

Lagos, Osun, Kwara retain ban on religious centres

• Task force issues more guidelines, encourages worship at home • 812 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19, says...

COVID_19: Kano discharges health commissioner, 15 others

Kano State on Thursday discharged 16 additional patients from its facilities after they tested negative twice. The state...

NMA demands adequate PPE, reward for members

Nigerians Medical Association (NMA), Delta State Chapter, has warned its members against attending to any coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari Dies Of Coronavirus

The chief of staff to the Nigerian president Abba Kyari is dead, presidential spokesmen Femi Adesina said on...

Mali announces coronavirus aid package, maintains election date

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced a coronavirus aid package for poor people and hard-hit firms, as...

Ghana extends virus lockdown in key regions

Ghana will extend a lockdown on the country’s two main regions for one week to help contain the...

Another 23 Nigerian returnees from Togo arrive Seme border

Another batch of 23 Nigerian returnees from Togo Republic arrived Seme Border Post in Lagos State in the...

COVID-19: Minister asks NPHCDA to construct more PHCs in FCT

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called on the management of National Primary Health Care...

African economies hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

Sub-Saharan Africa has not been as badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic as some other parts of the...

Osun discharges 10 coronavirus patients

Osun State governor Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday said ten patients who tested positive for coronavirus in Osun state...

Again, Buhari appeals to Nigerians to stay home, obey other directives

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians must stay at home, listen and follow public announcements on how best to...

Gateman tests positive for coronavirus in Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has confirmed a new case of coronavirus which has no connection to the first five cases,...

First case of coronavirus recorded in Kano

The first case of the new coronavirus has been recorded in Kano State, the state commissioner of health...

COVID-19: Conducting mass tests not feasible now – FG

The Federal Government has said that conducting mass testing for Coronavirus in Nigeria would not be feasible now...

15-man Chinese team to be tested for coronavirus, minister says

The Nigerian Government Thursday said the 15-man team of medical experts from China that arrived the country on...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to fight coronavirus

Ethiopia on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected...